The Surface Duo’s unlockable bootloader could make it a hacker-friendly phone

The Microsoft Surface Duo is now available for pre-order for $1400 and up, and while that’s a steep price to pay for a phone with mediocre specs, there are number of things that make the Surface Duo an interesting phone. It’s Microsoft’s first phone since the company gave up on Windows Mobile. The Android-powered phone […]

Pre-order the Microsoft Surface Duo for $1400 and up (or don’t)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is one of the most unusual smartphones of the year. It’s an Android-powered phone made by Microsoft and loaded with Microsoft software, making it the blueprint for Microsoft’s future in the mobile space now that Windows Mobile is dead. It’s also a dual-screen phone that you can fold it in half […]

Cloud game streaming isn’t coming to iPhone or iPad anytime soon

Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to stream games from the cloud to an Android phone starting September 15th. But iPhones? Not so much. Like other game streaming services from Google and NVIDIA, Apple is blocking Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service from running on its devices. In a statement provided to Business Insider, […]

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service launches September 15

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is set to come out of beta September 15th, when it will be available as a new feature for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. That means current Xbox Game Pass subscribers won’t have to pay anything extra for game streaming, but it also means that new Project xCloud customers […]

Lilbits: Dark Sky goes dark, Pixel 5a, PowerToys v0.20 and game & video streaming updates

The end is here for the Dark Sky app for Android. There’s a new version of Microsoft’s PowerToys app for Windows. Google is already working on the Pixel 5a, even though the Pixel 4a hasn’t officially been announced yet. Microsoft may be in talks to buy TikTok. And Netflix is finally building functionality into its […]

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Cortana for Android, iOS, and the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker

Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant software isn’t exactly dead, but it’s not exactly living its best life either. Earlier this year Microsoft announced that it was killing off some key features including support for third-party Cortana skills and support for using Cortana to control music playback and smart home devices. Now Microsoft has confirmed that all […]

Lilbits: More Samsung leaks, BootHole GRUB2 bootloader vulnerability, and more

A new security vulnerability could leave many Linux and Windows computers using the GRUB2 bootloader open to attack. After acquiring the maker of the Focals smart glasses recently, Google is bricking users’s hardware and offering refunds with just a few days notice. And with Samsung’s August 5th event just a week away, details about the […]

A collection of photos of the Surface Duo in the wild (courtesy of Microsoft employees)

Rumor has it that the Microsoft Surface Duo is coming this summer. When the phone was first announced last October, Microsoft said the dual-screen Android smartphone would be available in time for the 2020 holiday season. But there’s mounting evidence that Surface Duo is ahead of schedule, unlike some other Microsoft products. The company hasn’t […]

Microsoft Surface Duo passes through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG (dual-screen Android phone)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is a dual-screen Android phone that will be the first smartphone from the company since the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which both ran the now-defunct Windows Phone operating system. First unveiled last October, rumor has it that the Surface Duo could go on sale this summer. And now it […]